Bellator MMA: Dillon Danis has plans to become a world Champion

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Renjith Ravindran
An engineer by luck and a sports writer by passion, Renjith has been covering various sports for almost half a decade. He has received praise from the likes of WWE superstars Paul Heyman and Natalya for his work and has also interviewed some notable names from the business. He is constantly looking out for creative challenges that excite him and finds beauty in the art of Combat Sports.
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Dillon Danis is set to make his MMA debut at Bellator 198. Danis, who has an impressive grappling resume to showcase, will be going up against Kyle Walker at the event.

Dillon Danis aims to be the world champion one day (PC: MMA Junkie)

Ahead of his high profile debut, Danis is full of confidence and aims to be a world champion one day.

“At the end of the day, I’m getting into this to be the world champion, so I got into striking thinking, ‘OK, is this – am I going to be able to strike with the best in the world?’ That’s what you have to think. So, I am working on my striking like I am a world champion, and I think if you go in with the mindset – thinking, ‘I’m just going to do enough not to get hit’ or something like that – I think you’re going in with the wrong mindset.” Danis told during his appearance on the MMA Junkie Radio this week.

Facing the adversities

Apart from his impressive grappling records, one thing that shot Danis to fame was his association with former UFC champion Conor McGregor. Most people still recognize Danis as the training partner of McGregor and this has hyped his MMA debut.

Despite all the pressure, Danis knows that he has to face the adversities.

 “My first two years, when I started, I wasn’t the most athletic. I wasn’t the most talented. I didn’t just come to the gym and I was tapping everybody, you know? It took me a little bit. It was rough for me a couple times. I was getting tapped by grown men, and I was just a kid. It was frustrating. There were a lot of days I’d go home and cry. I was like, ‘Can I do this?’ You have to face your adversity. You have to face your obstacles. And I stuck with it, and now it’s been 10 years I’ve been training, so martial arts and adversity go hand in hand.” He added.

Bellator 198 is scheduled to take place on April 28 and the fight between Danis and Walker will take place at 175-pound catchweight.


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